Scotland’s Roman fort reveals new finds

Archaeologists working at and annexe of the Camelon Roman fort in Scotland discovered numerous artefacts from the period of the Roman occupation of Britain. The discoveries include Northern Gaul pottery,  socketed bolt-heads, an ox-goad, hobnails and a possible oven.

Pottery (by Culture24)
Northern Gaul Pottery (by Culture24)

Experts say that the blunt heads of the bolt-heads might indicate that they have been used as less deadly ammunition during  target practice. The artefacts discovered in a large waste pit were dated using the radiocarbon method to between 41 BC and 116 AD. The Northern Gaul pottery was dated to mid-1st and early 3rd centuries.

Site of excavations (by Culture24)
Site of excavations (by Culture24)
Socketed bolt-head and ox-goad (by Culture24)
Socketed bolt-head and ox-goad (by Culture24)

(after Culture24)

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